Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Sippo Rossi has submitted his thesis entitled:
Bots on Social Media
The Past, Present and Future

Bots, and their more sophisticated variant, social bots, have become a ubiquitous part of social media. From a technological standpoint, the modern social bot is a remarkable achievement, having survived countless attempts at detection and removal by social networking sites through the evolution and persistence of those who operate bots. Social bots have been accused of being capable of influencing opinions and even manipulating election results, although recent work has also explored benign and benevolent use cases for social bots. This dissertation uses a variety of methods, from machine learning and network analysis to experiments, to study these different types of social bots, and demonstrates how humans are no longer capable of detecting advanced bots on social media feeds.

The thesis will be available from

Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Raghava Rao Mukkamala
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Jason Bennett Thatcher
Leeds School of Business
University of Colorado-Boulder.

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Rob Gleasure (Chair)
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Ahmed Elragal
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Luleå University of Technology

Professor Dezhi Wu
Department of Integrated Information Technology
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Date: 6 June 2024
Time: 14:00-16:00
Location: Kilen
Room: Ks54
Reception: Atrium

*The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence.

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